NRI Summit : Mitt Romney (Video) (UPDATED, BUMPED)

UPDATE : here's the full video:

MyManMitt has parsed the video by topic here.

Ace reviews the speech here. There seems to be a general consensus that Romney's speech was 'underwhelming.' I have to agree with that general sentiment.

UPDATE: Rich Lowry weighs in here. Clarifying my earlier points, Romney came across as likeable, but he also had a little too much "game show host" vibe going on. He may be completely sincere in what he's saying, but he comes across with a little too much of a "sales pitch" feel, IMHO. He said a lot of the right things, but there's a style issue. The candidates should think of the conservatives as a spurned woman. You need to say the right things, but you damn well better come across as sincere. This speech was the first time a lot of conservatives had a close look at Romney. I think he went into it overhyped, which almost guaranteed that it would be at least a little bit of a let-down. The chance that he could exceed expectations was pretty low. Romney's not well-served by comparisons to Reagan. As smart as Romney may be, he's not Reagan--but neither is any other candidate in the race.

Posted by: Ragnar at 05:13 PM


1 RD has it just about right. I think part of it had to do with the fact that we had all been through 12+ hours of debate, discussion, and panels.

Regardless, you've got to hear Rob Long and Jonah Goldberg on being gay and marrying Mitt Romney? Did I get your attention?

see here at the bottom of the post.

Posted by: Justin at January 29, 2007 01:51 PM

2 I have never psyed any attention to him before now so I had almost no preconceived notions about how he would look or sound. As it works out, I think he is the real deal.

USA, all the way!

Posted by: Michael Weaver at January 29, 2007 09:35 PM

3 I think with Mitt, what you see is what you get. He is extremely competent. He sees things through the lens of private business. And he is an avid reader. I met him 3 months ago and my husband knows a good friend of his from college. Because I think he's frank and honest and because the first item on his list of talking points for his candidacy is jihad, I'm supporting him for president. He does seem a little nervous in this video.

Posted by: Heroic Dreamer at January 29, 2007 10:14 PM

4 Newt and Giuliani will defeat Hillarious Clinton and Bareass HUSSEIN Jomama. Mitt is a good guy. That's not what we need.

Posted by: greyrooster at January 30, 2007 06:35 PM

5 greyrooster: I would vote Newt and Giuliani in a heartbeat.

Posted by: Heroic Dreamer at January 30, 2007 08:25 PM

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